Y'all. We're on the downhill slope--the negative slope, if you will. (Slope dude anyone? Niiiiiiiiiice negative.) We have made it to the fourth nine weeks and I can hardly believe it. But then again, I look at the bags under my eyes and feel the exhaustion in my bones and I definitely believe it. Whew. I've … Continue reading Let’s do this thang.
[a letter to myself]
New teacher burnout. I'm calling it a thing. People have said, "You haven't been doing this long enough to be tired". BUT I AM. I'm so tired. All the newness has worn off. My energy has dwindled. And now, we're here, deep in the trenches of the mid-semester doldrums and I am just. so. … Continue reading New teacher burnout.
Sometimes I wonder why I chose a job that is literally never EVER finished. I mean, sure. We get summers off and I technically could leave at 3:30 every day, but in reality? A teacher's job is never done. Always thinking. Always planning. Always grading. Always trying. Why didn't I choose one of those jobs that I … Continue reading sometimes I wonder.